10 Scheid Claret Reserve
Although we love all the wines we craft, we hold a special place in our hearts for the Scheid Claret Reserve. Our Bordeaux blend receives an inordinate amount of attention, from the specially selected vineyard rows to the careful sorting of the hand-harvested fruit to the finest oak barrels. It is an opportunity for Winemaker Dave Nagengast to use the tools of a vintage to craft a full-bodied, richly flavored wine that is integrated in perfect harmony. Using the classic Bordeaux varietals, Dave has total freedom to choose and blend only the best of the best, influenced only by the unique characteristics of the vintage. Our 2010 Claret is characterized by concentrated aromas of blackberries and black currants with notes of tobacco, dark chocolate and bacon smoke. The dense flavors and balanced tannins of this full-bodied wine integrate beautifully for a long, layered finish.